Meet with Dr. Radha N. Patil - Stylfemina

Meet with Dr. Radha N. Patil

Dr. Radha is a dermatologist named one of Asia’s top 10 female dermatologists for 2022. She has immense knowledge, and expertise in cosmetic dermatology, has mentored renowned professionals, including nurses and colleagues, and has spoken at multiple international conferences. She is employed with Gargash Hospital in Dubai as a specialist and department head in dermatology.

Her Views on Modern Dermatology:

Dr. Radha: Modern dermatology has developed relatively quickly and offered various treatments for different skin conditions. We already treat psoriasis, eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa, alopecia, and certain skin malignancies like melanoma using newer-generation medications rather than only surgery, such as biologics and JAK inhibitors. For all medical disciplines, not just dermatology, we anticipate a significant advancement in laser technology and equipment that will go beyond cosmetic applications to address malignancies and laser-assisted medication delivery. Moreover, various energy-based solutions will undergo innovation.

Dr. Radha Explains Skin Cycling- A wonder in the Dermatological World:

Radha Sitting 225x300 - Meet with Dr. Radha N. PatilDr. Radha: The word “skin cycling” was initially used by dermatologist Whitney Bowe, who practices in New York. Skin cycling is a technique that has been around for a long time in skin care, yet there hasn’t been any published study on whether it works. Skin cycling encourages people to use products strategically to work in harmony rather than layering them on top of one another. For a very long time, dermatologists have advised patients to take active medicines only seldom or alternately. The traditional skin cycling routine consists of a four-night cycle: the first night is spent exfoliating, the second night using retinoids, the third and fourth nights recovering, and the process is repeated the following day. For skin that is more sensitive, this is very useful.

Dr. Radha Clears your Skin Misconceptions:

Does Drinking water help keep clear skin?

Dr. Radha: No proof exists that increasing or decreasing your water intake would be suitable for or bad for your skin. Water does not instantly get absorbed by your skin when you drink it, even if drinking extra water might be ideal for various health concerns.

Does not washing one’s face cause acne?

Dr. Radha: In the growth of acne, hygiene has little influence. While it doesn’t improve your problem, not washing your face doesn’t always lead to acne. In addition to oil production, germs, blocked pores, and inflammation, acne is primarily caused by hormones, stress, and, in some cases, food.

Should only Natural and botanical skincare products be used for the skin?

Dr. Radha: The idea that natural and organic products are safer is one of the major misconceptions I run against in dermatology and medicine. Natural skincare products are frequently unregulated and frequently contain botanicals and essential oils that, in some persons, might cause severe allergic contact dermatitis.

Should we use sunscreen during winter or fall?

Dr. Radha: It’s a common misconception that you only need sunscreen in the summer. The sunburn-causing ultraviolet (UV) rays are constantly present, even in the winter. As skin discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles are all caused by UV radiation, sunscreen application is necessary all year round. If you intend to spend time outside, use sunscreen daily because UV rays may even pass through clouds.

Dr. Radha’s Views on Home Skin Remedies:

Dr. Radha: My patients frequently ask me about DIY or home treatments for curing skin issues. India has always been a center for conventional and complementary medicine, so this passion is natural. But the word that has to be spread is that there are incredibly few sincere practitioners and even fewer sincere studies accessible to back up the claims. Home treatments like aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado may treat some eczema symptoms and reduce some symptoms of dryness on average to dry skin. Still, they can never fully treat the illness. Also, utilizing natural products in consultation with a dermatologist is always advisable, as some may do more damage than good.

Her Thoughts on Disparity in Dermatology:

Dr. Radha: Although it may still exist in other professions, I don’t feel a barrier in our area prevents women from being promoted to top positions. But advancement should be based on merit, Experience, and qualifications rather than race or religion.

Dr. Radha’s Achievements in Dermatology:

Dr. Radha: Regarding my 15-year professional career, I’ve done a lot in cosmetic dermatology, mentored nurses and colleagues, spoken at multiple international conferences, and been named one of the top 10 female dermatologists in Asia for the year 2022. Although my goals may have changed over the years, I believe I have yet to achieve any significant accomplishments, but I have earned the respect and affection of my patients. Plans for the next five years include:

  • Continuing to provide my patients with even better medical treatment.
  • Continuing to work internationally in the field of dermatology.

Wanting to influence some changes in the sector’s regulations around health care.

A life Changing Experience:

Dr. Radha: It won’t be easy to single out one rewarding Experience that has changed how I operate since there are so many others. Yet, whenever I can get a patient to share horrific events that have affected them, it changes how we see our services and level of care.

Her Mantra on Work-Life Balance:

It depends on your mindset and organizational skills, but knowing your objectives isn’t particularly tough for managing work and family life. I’m not just a workaholic.

Dr. Radha’s Message to her Readers:

Dr. Radha: The only advice I would give my readers in the UAE, in particular, is to quit experimenting with their skin on social media and to stop going to pharmacists for prescriptions for even the most specific skin concerns because, most of the time, doing so does more harm than good. See your dermatologist frequently for the best guidance.

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